American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
- n. A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This mountain, overlooking the bay of Acre in northwestern Palestine, has been from early times a resort for hermits, and in l156 Berthold, a Calabrian monk, in obedience to a professed revelation from the prophet Elijah, built there a tower and a church and gathered around him about ten companions. From this small beginning arose the Carmelite order. According to an early rule, the monks were to live in separate cells, to abstain from meat, and to observe a strict fast from the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14th) to Easter, Sundays being excepted. Owing to Mohammedan persecutions, the Carmelites abandoned Mount Carmel and established themselves in 1238 in Cyprus and elsewhere. In the sixteenth century St. Theresa, a Spanish lady of noble family, built a convent at Avila and established a discalced or reformed branch of the order, consisting of both monks and nuns, sometimes called
barefooted Carmelites. The habit of the order is a cassock, scapular, and hood of brown color, and a white cloak, the hood covering the head and face and having holes for the eyes. In the United States there are convents of the order in the dioceses of Leavenworth, Newark, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, St. Louis, and New Orleans. The three convents last named follow the rule of St. Theresa.
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- Belonging to the order of Carmelites.
- n. A member of the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Catholic religious order focusing on contemplative prayer and the Virgin Mary.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
- n. (Eccl. Hist.) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.
- n. A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.
- n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
- adj. of or relating to the Carmelite friars
- Carmel + -ite (Wiktionary)
“But her autobiography became an underground classic when it was circulated in Carmelite convents throughout the world, and demand grew to have it openly published.”
“One of the earliest Aqua Mirabillis recipes, called Carmelite Water it was originally formulated by the nuns in the Carmelite abbey in France circa 1611.”
“Everybody, of course, is aware that Professor Joff committed one of his notorious "howlers" when he derived "Carmelite" -- in the street name -- from "Cromwell's Heights.”
“Rue des Carmes, whose name recalls the Carmelite monastery founded by”
“Louis XVI, who had joined the order as a boy, took his obligations as a lay military "Carmelite" very seriously, and he daily prayed the Office and attended regular meetings.”
“While I am a fan of many of the Carmelite saints especially all of the Teresas and my mother seems to really appreciate them, I wouldn't consider myself as having a "Carmelite" spirituality.”
“You may be familiar with famous names of aux such as Carmelite Water, Florida Water, Eau de Cologne, Hungary Waters, and others.”
“(So what was the article doing in The "Carmelite" Digest?”
“They slept near the entrance of the Carmelite Monestary.”
“St. John of the Cross, the 16th century Carmelite priest, described it as a confrontation, or a healing and process of purification of what lies within on the journey toward union with God.”
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